Getting Started With Arduino Board: A wide warity of boards are manufactured by Arduino. These board have different microcontrollers, different sizes, and different processing capabilities/functions. To get full information about the Arduino UNO R3 board, read the topic Arduino UNO R3 in the types of arduino. You can also opent this link for the detail types of ardiono boards available in the in the world of electronics.
To write codes for different applications and to program the Arduino boards, we must require the Arduino IDE. The Arduino IDE is available on the Arduino website. Arduino is open source so the IDE is available for free. You can download the latest version of ariuino IDE for your operating system from here. To use the online IDE, online IDE is also available just an account account needs to be created on the Arduino website. For information on how to use the online IDE, click here.
Refer the topic Using Arduino IDE and Adding a new library to Arduino IDE and using it in the basics section of Arduino to learn how to use the Arduino IDE.
In order to use the Arduino boards with the Arduino IDE, we need to connect the board to the system on which the Arduino IDE is installed. The board should be connected using a USB cable designed for the arduino board.
When the board is connected to the system through the USB cable, the device driver for Arduino installs automatically if the IDE is installed using the installer for Windows (XP to 10). Normally it fail to install automatically but some time it successly it depeind on the windows that you are using. If the IDE is downloaded in the ZIP package, the driver will not install automatically when the board is connected.
All the steps are given below that are needed to install device driver with full detail and pictures.
In order to install the driver, the steps given below, need to be followed.
STEP1. Connect the board to ststem(computer/laptop) using the USB cable. Windows will try to install the driver automatically, but will be fail. You will see the following pop up on your screen of computer.
STEP2.Open control panel in your computer/laptop and go on other devices. You will find here Unknown Device as shown in the image below.
STEP3. Right click on the Unknown device as give in the above figure and click on the Update Driver Software option as shown below.
STEP4.On completion of above step, the Update Driver will shown same like in the picture given below. Select the Browse My Computer For Driver Software option as shown below.
STEP5 .Then select the location of driver where u have saved
STEP6. Select the include subfolders option.
Using the browse option, select the drivers folder from the location where you have saved IDE (unziped IDE).
In the above shown case, the IDE was unzipped in the D drive your locaton may different. imzo[ed IDE had the folder name arduino-1.8.2. This folder consists of many folders including the drivers folder.
STEP7. Then click on the aduino foller the driver will start to instal
STEP8 .The above step will take some time. Once the driver has been installed successfully, you will see a window in the figure given below.
STEP9.Open device manager again. unknown device will not be there now. I will be there as arduino (Here Arduino Uno) listed under Ports (COM and LPT).
Now open the IDE open some example sketch, or some new sketch, see under the tools tab. You will see the device installed in the Port option as u see in the diagram given below. Also, select the ardino board that you are using.
The device driver has been installed successfully and the board is ready to be used. Just open the sketch you want to run or write an application sketch and upload it onto the board.